Friday, 8 October 2010


Hi Everyone ...........

I havent been too good on and off for a couple of weeks now . It's just the pain from my Fibromyalgia , but it doesnt half effect how you feel , not just physical but mentally ! ..Hence i havent been doing to much card-making , but i have managed to finish a card that i have been making for Autumn / Halloween . I used a digi stamp from Karen's Doodles , which is one of her 'freebies' . I coloured in the image using my cosmic shimmer watercolours and then cut it out using a spellbinders die . I used a dark brown card for the base card and layered it using orange then a cream card . The leaves i made using spellbinders dies which i then coloured using distress inks , then added a orange ribbon . Now i've left this one till last ! The image i layered on a background which i made myself with 'Tim Holtz' Ranger Alcohol Inks . I took a sheet of acetate , which i cut in half , onto this i first squeezed some 3D CRYSTAL LACQUER , then took the Alcohol inks ( i used 4 different colours ) and added drops randomly until i covered the area . This doesnt use as much as you think as the drops spread . I also randomly dropped some glitter in places as well , you dont have to do this but the glitter does catch the light and it looks really good . I have also used Mica Powder although i didnt on this one . I then took some white tissue paper and laid it on top and tapped it down gently with a piece of kitchen towel , you need to use something as it does get very messy on your hands if you dont . Then i left it to dry . Once dried i cut out the size i needed . Quite a few photo's for this one . Hope you like it . Well that's it for now ... Take care love and hugs Melita xx


  1. Hello Melita

    What a beautiful card! My favorite colors. Sorry you haven't been feeling well, I hope you have some pain free days now.

    Victoria ((( Hugs )))

  2. hi melita

    what a great card, I love it.
    great demonstration and beautiful colors.
    I hope you feel a little bit better now, at least for a couple of days.

    greetings karin

  3. wow, this is gorgeous....luv the falls colors and the texture....have a super day!

    enjoy *~*

  4. Oh my how lovely is this card. So like the background colours and texture.Thank you for sharing how to achieve the effect to. Hope you are feeling a little better. Hugs Nicola xx

  5. what a beautiful card Melita,love your background
    I must try that technique,and you have coloured the image beautifully love Dorothy xx

  6. Stunning card Melita! Hope you are getting plenty of rest and TLC!

    Maria x

  7. I am loving your blog and your artwork, Melita. I especially love this piece. Thank you for joining my followers list so I could follow you here and join you as well. I see June is on your list so I am already feeling at home. I look forward to more visits. Hugs, Gayle (in Canada)